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Henry Blackstone BANNING

(1836-1881)

BANNING, Henry Blackstone, a Representative from Ohio; born in Bannings Mills, Ohio, November 10, 1836; attended the Clinton district school, Mount Vernon Academy, and Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Mount Vernon, Ohio; during the Civil War enlisted April 1861 in the Union Army as a private; commissioned captain of the Fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, June 5, 1861; colonel of the Eighty-seventh Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, June 25, 1862; honorably mustered out October 4, 1862; commissioned lieutenant colonel of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, January 1, 1863; transferred to the One Hundred and Twenty-first Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, April 5, 1863; colonel November 10, 1863; brevetted brigadier general and major general of Volunteers March 13, 1865; resigned January 1, 1865; member of the State house of representatives in 1866 and 1867; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1869 and resumed the practice of law; elected as a Liberal Republican to the Forty-third Congress and as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress, and for election in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 10, 1881; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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